MSc in Automotive Technology
The Master Automotive Technology offers a program based on a systems approach, providing multidisciplinary knowledge of today’s high-tech automotive industry. There are no comparable programs in Europe. The program gives an outstanding starting point for a successful career in the automotive industry, education or research institutes.
Context of the master program Automotive Technology
Vehicles are a source of multidisciplinary challenges for technicians and scientists. The automotive industry is fast-moving with new technologies developing for low emissions and safe mobility. The possibilities seem unlimited. The traditional car has been developed into a controlled high-tech system full of mechanics, electronics, sensors and informatics. The increase in vehicle intelligence has led to a vast demand for highly educated engineers able to think on system level, to work in a variety of disciplines and to observe the complete system rather than a collection of components. The industry needs automotive engineers with a background in mechanics, electronics, computer science and chemistry. As a future automotive engineer you should have knowledge of all these aspects. The master’s program Automotive Technology offers this knowledge.
The multidisciplinary research in the field of Automotive Technology takes place at six departments, fourteen research groups are involved. These offer together eight research specializations. In your first year you choose one of these eight specializations. After following specialization courses you will graduate within one of the research groups which are cooperating in the specialization of your choice.
- Electrical Systems for driveline and communication
- Embedded Software
- Chemistry in Automotive
- Powertrain Components
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Systems Engineering
- Automotive Materials
- Human Factors
The Master's Degree Program Automotive Technology gives graduates a sound basis for a career in the automotive industry or in a research institute such as TNO (Netherlands organization for applied scientific research), for example as an engineer/ designer or project leader. The intensive partnership between TU/e, the automotive industry and TNO gives graduates numerous career opportunities with these partners. The best students have the opportunity to excel further in a doctoral project. Doctoral candidates work on a major research project that forms part of a multi-year research track, which is almost always based on a partnership with one or more companies in the automotive industry.
Because of the multidisciplinary character of the program several bachelor degrees provide admission to Automotive Technology. You should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of expertise:
- Applied Physics
- Applied Mathematics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Technical Mathematics
- or an equivalent study
There are a number of general requirements for admission to this Master’s degree program:
- A relevant Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to be able to complete this Master's program.
- A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum. Students hoping to participate in selection for the TSP scholarship require a CGPA of 80% minimum.
- You must be able to demonstrate sufficient command of the English language in which the program is taught.
- To prove sufficient command of the English language you should submit an Academic IELTS or TOEFL test.